I want to share with you one of our favorite devotional series for kids.
I am re-reading this to Hope right now and she loves it as much as my other kids did.
It is the “Building on the Rock” series of books, and each devotional is between 1-3 pages long with a scripture application for you to read at the end of the story. Here’s an excerpt for you to read to your kids:
There was a severe drought some years ago in the northern part of England. The situation became so severe that if it would not rain within a week the crops would be totally lost.
Due to this urgent need, it was decided to have a special prayer service for rain in one of the local churches.
As the minister of this congregation was approaching the church, he saw a little girl ahead of him carrying an umbrella. He caught up with the girl and asked her, “My little girl, why are you carrying an umbrella to church on such a hot day?”
Turning and looking into his face the girl answered, “We are going to ask God to send rain today. I want to be ready!”
The minister testified in his sermon that the faith of this girl put him to shame.
Question: What kind of faith did Jesus say that we need to enter the kingdom of heaven? Luke 18:15-17
My kids always love these stories and I have to admit that I do too. They are always an encouragement to trust Christ in hardship, loss, and even in abundance.
Other books in the series that we’ve loved: